1. Shrikant Gaikwad
2. Srinivas R.
3. Wife (Chumki) and Myself
Date: 12th June, 2011
Mode of Transport: Bajaj Platina 125 cc, Unicorn
Nrityagram is a residential school for Indian classical dances and an intentional community in the form of a dance village, set up by Odissi danseuse Protima Gauri in 1990. It is situated near the Hesaraghatta Lake at a distance of about 35 kms from Bangalore.
The most noticeable thing that you would find is that of a students life style. They seem to follow the age old tradition of taking care of the Guru’s. As per this ancient method, students look after and care for their master by growing fruit and vegetables on the land, cooking, cleaning, and earning through dance recital.
The place is around around 35kms from the main Bangalore city located besides the Hasarghatta main road via Jalahalli. Drive down the road till you reach the horticulture research centre and take a left from there. Move down little and take the first right towards “My Native Village”. Drive down further more and you can see a board to take the right towards the Nrityagram place. It would be around 5 kms from this point (a lone stretch, but too good).
The way is to go via Jalahalli -> Doda Byalakere -> Hasaraghatta -> Take right -> My Native Village -> Nrityagrama. Road condition is good.